Portland Rsl Memorial Bowling Club Food, Bistro, Great Value Meals, Free Entertainment



Last week we saw the culmination of the both the Portland RSL Memorial Bowling Club Women’s and Men’s Singles event. The women’s event was run over a series of weeks with the finalist being Jan Payne and Kim Overall. Well done to both participants on reaching the final after a series of close games during the draw. The finals day presented itself with very pleasant playing conditions. Congratulations go to Kim Overall on winning the club’s Singles Championship with a winning score of 26 shots to 12. This was a ‘back to back’ achievement for Kim.

The men’s final was played over the weekend. Saturday presented itself as a horrendous day with stifling hot conditions supported by a strong, nasty northerly wind. The temperature reached to above 36 degrees which is the cut off for safe playing conditions. Games were disbanded but taken up again later in the afternoon. Very trying conditions for all bowlers. Competition resumed on Sunday with a completely different day surfacing. After some very tight games and high quality bowls the two finalists were the well worthy recipients of both Des Pitts and Graeme Solly. Congratulations go to Graeme Solly who came out the club Singles Champion with a score of 25 shots to 14.

The Winners!




The event runs from the 6th February through to the 27th February. As a participant for the past ten years I would recommend it to anyone. There are lots of laughs to be had. A delicious BBQ and thirst quenching beverages are on hand if you so desire.

All you need to do is:

  • Get four people together for your team and come up with a name
  • Fill out a team entry sheet available from the Portland RSL Bowling Club and pay the $40 entry fee which covers all four weeks.
  • Be prepared to put four Tuesdays aside in February for four roll-ups of bowls and a great time will be had by all.

It is a fun evening where you get to try the game of bowls in an enjoyable atmosphere, meet other people and improve your skills. There is always someone to give you tips if you need or just give it a go. There are weekly lucky draws and at the completion of the competition there are cash prizes for the winners and runners-up.

This past week’s social bowls has seen a good roll up of numbers along with a couple of visitors from Ballarat. On Wednesday the 3rd of January, the Baker’s Delight Pairs Event, attracted 20 participants and was won by T. Imbi and R. McIntyre. Runners-up were I. Merret and M. Rentoul. Tuesday McCafe Social Bowls saw 14 bowlers with the winners being Rosie Sturzaker, June Amos and Kathryn Beauglehole. The Runners-up team consisted of Suzanne Cassels, Betty Moon, Bev Smith and Joan Englezos.

Other up and coming events:

  • At the time of writing this report there is a day of the ‘Monthly Invitation Fours’ which will be played and reported on for next week’s edition.
  • Names for the ‘Men’s Pairs Championship’ need to be in by Thursday 11th These games will be played on the 13th and 14th of January with a 9:30 am start.

Twilight Barefoot Bowls continues into the New Year. Make sure if you want to have a lesson with our coaches Ken Woolley and Des Pitts, be there at 5:00 pm. Following at 6:00 is a game for those that enjoy the casual evening competition of bowls. It gives you a chance to practice the skills being taught from Des and Ken.




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